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Loony WaPo Reporter Pins Gabby Giffords' Shooting On The Tea Party

It has been seven years since former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) was shot during a congressional meet and greet with constituents. Still, to this day, there are people who have conspiracy theories surrounding that tragic day. 

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Washington Post's congressional reporter, Paul Kane, took to Twitter to spread the very false narrative that the Tea Party – or what he likes to call "Right Wing mobs" – are responsible for the shooting that took place in Tucson back in 2011.

Conservatives were quick to correct Kane, including the Washington Free Beacon's gun writer, Stephen Gutowski:

Hot Air's John Sexton and Townhall's Guy Benson were quick to remind Twitter of one thing: the Giffords shooter was deemed mentally ill by police. Law enforcement came to this conclusion on multiple occasions and determined he was unfit to stand trial. 

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Following the shooting, liberals were quick to say the shooter's rage was politically motivated. The shooter's friends said he was a registered Independent who was disgusted by both political parties, the Daily Caller reported. 

Kane issued an apology but the original tweet is still present. 

It's sad that "reporters" are allowed to spread misinformation like this. How many people on Twitter see a reporter with a blue checkmark and assume that what he's saying is "fact"? And this, folks, is how fake news is spread.

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